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R. Landry's New Orleans Cafe

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Reviews: 1
Visits: 3
Avg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: 25
Bottles: 50
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

613 Garrison Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas, 72901-2508
United States
phone: (479) 783-2505 | map

Place added by: aaronh on 11-09-2006

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Nice little cafe in downtown Ft. Smith. Not quite a hole-in the wall, but it feels that way once inside. Live music every night wed.-Saturday. Music seems to be cafe-type; single performers. The decor is Cajun all the way. Alligators, Cajun sayings on the wall, and one handwritten menu that is carried to your table by the server. I’m not kidding. (Background info: Cajuns are typically proud of their simplistic, un-sophisticated solutions. Some of my Cajun friends in Dulac, LA basically talk like you could sub Cajun or “Coonass” in the phrase ‘You might be a redneck….’ And be perfectly on target.) Truly a bayou feel here. Quality of the beer is very good. 25 beers on tap. When I saw this I nearly fell over because I wasn’t expecting to find a good beer establishment of this level based on early reconnaissance of the area. On my first trip, I drove for 3 HOURS in Arkansas, all of which was completely dry due to local legislation. Better yet, there's no macros on tap out of the 25. Maybe some staples, like Stella Artois and Guinness, but no American macros outside of Sam Adams (for me, macro=BMC "fizzy yellow beer"). New Belgium, Rogue, Abita are represented among many others. Based on their beer menu, not sure if the tap selection rotates or not. Close to 100 bottled beers, and yes that includes some macros in that number. Food is fantastic. I've had a couple meals there, in fact once without beer (on lunch break from work). Crayfish etouffe was outstanding. Portions are very good sized, as would be expected for an authentic Cajun café. I would be thrilled to have a place of this caliber in my hometown, and I can't imagine there is a better destination for good beer in Fort Smith. I haven't found it yet. I'll continue to search, but I'll be a regular at Landry's on my frequent visits to the area.

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R. Landry's New Orleans Cafe in Fort Smith, AR
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